Archive | March, 2013

A Cook’s Place now open in Joyful Creations Gift Market

Jodi Lehman, the owner of A Cook’s Place, has gotten everything set up at her new space in the  Joyful Creations Gift Market on McCullough Boulevard. She announced last fall she was closing her store on Industrial Boulevard and making the move. She sent out an email yesterday announcing the opening at Joyful Creations. Here’s […]

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Posted in Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo310 Comments

Wicker gets manufacturing award at Toyota

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, a Pontotoc native, was recognized by the National Association of Manufacturers yesterday at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs. He received the award from Bryan Hawkins, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association chairman, and Toyota Mississippi Vice President of Administration Doug Formby. Wicker was given the Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. From […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Manufacturing, Toyota, Workplace issues413 Comments

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Fulton has lowest gas price today 03/29/13

Last Friday, our survey of gas stations showed Sherman and New Albany with the lowest gas price at $3.37 a gallon. Fulton had the lowest price THIS week  at $3.32. The highest price this week is a tie between Tupelo and Amory, at $3.52.  The state average is down another five cents this week. It is currently at $3.44. For gas prices around […]

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Inspections: Tupelo High School, Mama

Another good week for restaurant inspections. All those inspected this week received A’s.  Starting to think I might be good luck…only one grade below an A since I’ve been at Biz Buzz.  The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities. The facilities are graded from A to C. “A” is the best. “C” […]

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Posted in Food & Dining, Restaurant inspections321 Comments

Toyota adds solar panels to generate electricity

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs is relying on Mother Nature to provide some electricity to the plant. On the berm behind the main entrance sign to the plant is a row of solar panels, enough to generate about 50 kilowatts a day. It’s not a lot, but it does make the solar project […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Drive-by Photos, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Technology, Toyota457 Comments

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BancorpSouth sets up $500 million loan fund for Miss. firms

From the Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — BancorpSouth is setting aside a $500 million loan fund aimed at Mississippi businesses, saying it will work with state officials to find qualified borrowers. Gov. Phil Bryant appeared with BancorpSouth executives to laud the move Thursday. Officials spoke at the headquarters of C Spire Wireless, citing the eight-story […]

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Google tests “shopping express”

News of Google’s long awaited Shooing Express from TechCrunch… Google is finally opening up its Google Shopping Express service to the public today, with the same day delivery service being made available as a test to select users in San Francisco and the Peninsula from San Mateo to San Jose. Participating retailers include, as we’ve previously reported: Target, Walgreens, […]

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